What you need to know
- Apple Watch ECG app coming to Canada.
- Tiiming still TBD but "as quickly as possible"; likely next update.
- ECG app allows single-pad-equivalent tests on-demand.
There's been a lot of speculation and misinformation and the ECG app for Apple Watch and when it would be arriving in Canada. That's thanks to some incredibly unhelpful tweets and posts from Health Canada that lacked anything remotely resembling clarity and context.
Now, though, we're finally starting to get some official word.
From the CBC:
"As quickly as possible" probably means the next public watchOS release.
I've used the ECG app on a US Apple Watch and it's worked well. Can't wait to have it in Canada.
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